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BRASS Candle Light Vigil

By: Kathleen Speicher
By: Kathleen Speicher

Barren River Area Safe Space held a candle light vigil to promote Domestic Abuse Awareness Month. The vigil honored those who have died as a result of domestic violence, celebrated the strength and courage of those who are survivors, and recognized those who actively participate to end domestic abuse.

Awards were given to Capt. Doug Hawkins of the Bowling Green Police Dept., Asst. Warren County Atty. Amy Hale Milliken, and Leah Maddox of the Commonwealth Atty. Office in Allen-Simpson County.

BRASS Executive Director Lee Alcott wants people to know that domestic violence still exists in our community and BRASS is here to help. If you or someone you know needs assistance, please call BRASS at (270) 781-9334. They offer a 24-hour help line, counseling, and shelter.

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Domestic Violence Awareness Month

Background

  • Domestic Violence Awareness Month evolved from the first Day of Unity observed in October, 1981 by the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence.

  • The intent was to connect battered women’s advocates across the nation who were working to end violence against women and their children.

  • In October 1987, the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month was observed.

  • In 1989 the first Domestic Violence Awareness Month Commemorative Legislation was passed by the U.S. Congress.

Getting Help

  • If you need immediate assistance, dial 911 or contact your local police station.
  • The National Domestic Violence Hotline is 1-800-799-7233.
  • Contact the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence nearest you: View List Here

How are you being treated?

  • Answer questions from the National Coalition Against Domestic Violence HERE.

Source: National Coalition Against Domestic Violence


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